Greetings from the Caribbean! As those of you following along on and know, I’ve spent the past week on the island of Bonaire, one of the world’s top dive destinations. This Dutch outpost, neighboring more developed neighbors Aruba and Curaçao, has been high on my bucket list for quite some time due to its unique shore diving and otherworldly desert topography. I couldn’t have asked for better partners-in-crime to tackle it with than the three girls I came with — longtime friends and and their longtime friend (my new one!) Steph.
Our main focus was scuba and so we managed to squeeze in seven dives throughout the week. That still did leave a decent amount of time for some topside exploring, from yoga classes to cave snorkeling to sampling the island’s food scene. Bonaire is small and we ran all over it like over-caffeinated toddlers (or in my case, literally an over-caffeinated twenty-something) — so I got a great feel for it in just seven nights. But that doesn’t mean I’ve crossed it off the list. No, I have a hunch I’ll be back to Bonaire again.
But first, an important component of any dive trip — a few days decompressing. We just touched down in Aruba where we’re soaking up some sun before returning stateside, and I think it’s going to be a tough adjustment to go back to not waking up next to the ocean each morning! I’m so looking forward to bombarding you all with future posts about both these beautiful islands. But for now, here’s a little Bonaire teaser in the form of Photo of the Week!
Colorful Kralendijk and Klein Bonaire
Exploring Lac Bay
Venturing north with
Why we came to Bonaire! Can you spot the trumpet fish on the right?
A suspicious turtle says hello
More below the surface in Bonaire!
Which photo is your favorite? What are you most excited to read about from Bonaire?